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Nausea and vomiting

The Primary and Final FRCA examinations require an extensive knowledge of anti-emetic agents. We have therefore written a new educational resource section on post-operative nausea and vomiting. The tutorials have been tailored to the FRCA syllabus and we have also added some past questions relevant to these topics.

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Primary FRCA Syllabus


Systematic Pharmacology

Antiemetic agents …. Induction
Causes of regurgitation and vomiting during induction, prevention and management

Q. Primary Viva Questions

- What anti-emetic agents do you know?
- Describe their mode of action.


Final FRCA Syllabus

Applied Clinical Pharmacology

The use of anxiolytics, sedatives and anti-sialogogues. Pro-kinetic and anti- emetic drugs..

Q. Short Answer Question

- Write a guideline for reducing and treating post-operative nausea and vomiting.

Pages within this section

General principles of PONV
Physiology of PONV
Patients at risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)
5-HT3 antagonists
Combination therapy
Non-pharmacological causes and treatments of PONV
Gastrointestinal secretions and vomiting


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- Gut motility, sphincters and reflex control


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